Tag Archives: Interdisciplinary Journal Articles

David Takacs on Saving Species: Whose Voices Count?

Published on: Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

What do wolves in Yellowstone, Bay Area marshlands, and forests in Borneo have in common? They are all the subject of tugs of war between those who are trying new ways to save biodiversity and those who fear that those conservation programs will hurt them. In these cases, the norms that favor preserving and enhancing… Continue reading

Hadar Aviram on Reformer Intent in Criminal Justice

Published on: Author: Kate Bloch

In a thoughtful, recent article, “What were ‘They’ Thinking, and Does it Matter? Structural Inequality and Individual Intent in Criminal Justice Reform,” published in July, 2019, in Law & Social Inquiry, my colleague Professor Hadar Aviram turns a critical eye toward narratives that investigate the motivations of reformers in the carceral domain. To evaluate these… Continue reading

Dave Owen on Groundwater Management

Published on: Author: Jessica Vapnek

California has a rich and varied stock of water resources, which has enabled it to survive years of drought. But although scientists have long known that surface and groundwater are interdependent (both for recharge and with respect to pollution), the state has treated the state’s surface water and groundwater as legally and institutionally separate resources.… Continue reading

Jaime King on California’s Drug Transparency Law

Published on: Author: Robin Feldman

When Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s drug transparency law, Senate Bill 17 (SB-17), in 2017, the state took a crucial first step towards increased transparency and accountability in a landscape of skyrocketing prescription-drug prices. Not only does SB-17 require drug manufacturers and health insurers to disclose information about rising prescription-drug prices, but it also represents… Continue reading

Reuel Schiller on MLK and Economic Equality

Published on: Author: Jodi Short

In “Mourning King: The Civil Rights Movement and the Fight for Economic Justice,” recently published in the journal New Labor Forum, Reuel Schiller takes on the commonly espoused view that Martin Luther King’s assassination undermined the use of the Civil Rights Movement as a vehicle for broader efforts to combat multiracial economic equality. King was,… Continue reading